Winter is a cold harsh bitch on your skin. Flakiness, redness, chapped lips and sandpaper hands are just a few of the nasty issues we have the joy of battling during these cold months! We here at Sidewalk Hustle, feel your pain so we put together this list of ten incredible beauty products to get you through these nippy months.
PLANT Skin Care is the jam. They have some glorious all natural products that are almost food-grade and work little skincare miracles. The repairing face cream is made from a base of two ingredients, avocado oils and macadamia oils, both of which aid in skin repair and increasing moisture. Honeysuckle Oil helps to relieve blemishes and redness and Fennel aids in softening and soothing skin. Your face bears most of the winter elements, so make sure to protect it with PLANT Skin Care.
Coconut Oil is one of the best natural moisturizers you could ever use. Slather it on everywhere. Literally.
When your skin is exposed to the harsh elements of Winter, its immediately sucked dry of moisture, and can become dry, chapped and even red. This is like a full on stress attack for your skin. But don’t fret, Kiehl’s is here to help with their Skin Rescuer. This lightweight cream, reduces redness, and helps to diminish the signs of stressed out skin. Once applied it will evenly protect your skin, strengthening the dermal layer.
The skin around the eyes is so delicate and such a thin layer that it’s important to keep it moisturized and hydrated all the time, especially in winter. Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream is the perfect lightweight cream that helps to hydrate and decrease the appearance of any fine lines. It’s also free of parabens and is 99% natural!
PLANT Skin Care’s Coffee & Orange Firming Night Cream is made from a blend of high-grade olive, apricot kernel, avocado and castor oils, as well as vitamin E, coffee and orange essential oil. This rich, smooth cream is easily absorbed and leaves skin looking healthy and bright. It helps in the rejuvenation, and firming of skin which is especially needed during the winter months.
Who said lip balm couldn’t look good? What’s better than moisturized lips and a little hue of pink. Nothing! Formulated with mango butter and sodium hyaluronate this tinted balm will leave your lips feeling soft, hydrated and super kissable.
Hands can take a brutal beating in the winter. Dry, chapped and even split skin are all signs that its too cold, and you need to get yourself some hand cream. The Escents Breeze Organic Hand Cream is formulated with vitamin E and shea butter, and has one of the most magical scents. It aids in the healing and repair of dry skin, and helps to soften any rough or dry areas so it’s the perfect hand cream for those with sensitive skin or any skin ailments.
Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean we stay inside and hibernate. Obviously we go out and party and wear bare legs because we’re Canadian. However, we don’t want to hit the bar with a chapped face. Ergo, the Drink Up 10 Minute Mask by Origins. Created with algae extracts and emollient rich apricot kernel oil leaves that help to hydrate the skin and enables better moisture retention. It is definitely a ten minute miracle that will give your tired skin the refresh it needs!
It’s hard to find combination products that actually work so much so that it almost never happens. Created with orange oil extract and sunflower oil this shampoo/body wash moisturizes and nourishes skin, leaving hair soft and shiny. The product smells incredible and is the most convenient of products for the harsh winter weather.
Nails need extra love in the winter too! Cold weather causes hang nails, flaky nail tips, and rough cuticles. Formulated with shea oil, L’Occitane’s Shea Nail and Cuticle Oil is perfect to keep cuticles soft while strengthening your nails and the brush applicator allows for precise application.